Registration is Open!

Join us at the 2024 HighScope Annual International Conference for three days of dynamic peer interaction in a professional learning environment. Our educator-led workshops are jam-packed with the latest trends, best practice teaching methods and strategies that can be implemented immediately in any classroom or program.

The conference will be held at the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti, Michigan from Wednesday, May 8 – Friday, May 10, 2024. We are offering the conference as a hybrid event again this year where attendees can elect to participate in person or virtually through our online platform.

Meet Our Keynote Speakers


Alfie Kohn


Barbara Cooper


HighScope’s Research
& Evaluation Team

Tiny Intellectuals: Early-Childhood Learning at its Best

A terrific preschool is intellectual without being academic.  It invites children to explore ideas, pose and find answers to their own questions, and participate in long-term projects.  What such a preschool does not do is subject children to developmentally inappropriate direct instruction.  In his keynote address, Alfie Kohn considers the broad outlines of a rich early-childhood curriculum, which offers plenty of opportunities for kids to learn together (not just individually) and to make decisions (rather than just following directions).

Senior Vice President of Start Early

Dr. Barbara Cooper serves as a leader with Start Early, spearheading the strategy to bolster and advance the early childhood workforce. She also oversees the expansion of the organization’s professional learning enterprise, focusing on professionals engaged in prenatal through Pre-K education.

Built by Research, Driven by Innovation

A keynote panel on the latest research being led by HighScope’s own Research and Evaluation team! From data-gathering to innovation in schools, see how is HighScope impacting the future of early childhood education!


INVEST IN BRIGHT FUTURES High-quality early care and education sets children on a trajectory for lifelong success. Your investment in the HighScope International Conference helps to advance the field of early education by supporting educators and leaders who provide children from birth to age five with the highest quality learning experiences. With your support, we will build brighter futures together. YOUR INVESTMENT SUPPORTS

Strengthening and expanding the workforce today and into the future. Advancing the field of early education by advocating for an investment in educators. You can download the prospectus here


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What People Are Saying

“I truly enjoyed meeting educators from around the globe, sharing our experiences, and learning from each other new ways to educate young children.”


Earn Continuing Education Credit

Attendees can earn professional credit at the HighScope International Conference. A transcript with credit hours and sessions attended will be available to download. HighScope CEUs will be awarded to all participants. Eligible Michigan residents can earn varying SCECH credit for attending the HighScope International Conference.

Cancellation Policy

The last date for a 100% refund of any registration fees is April 7, 2024. The last date for a 50% refund is April 24, 2024. Cancellations must be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line REFUND.

Countdown to the Conference









We are so excited to see you at this year’s 2024 HighScope annual international conference! Make sure you take advantage of our early bird rates while they last! Stay tuned for additional registration announcements, details on sessions, exhibitors, breakout sessions, and other conference-related updates.

We are very excited and look forward to your participation!


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Booking and Lodging Information

Venue: Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest is offering a special group rate for conference attendees for $161 USD per night. Book your special rate for the HighScope Annual International Conference 2024.